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Mayor defends crime strategy, says it should have been done sooner (Chicago, IL): Under fire for a 60 percent surge in Chicago homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pointed fingers Thursday without naming names.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 12, 2012
Two Va. men linked to gang plead to teen hooker ring (Alexandria, VA): Two men linked to a Virginia-based offshoot of the Crips street gang have pleaded guilty to their roles in running a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls.
Source: WVVA.com Date: April 12, 2012
Trial ordered in gang-related stabbing (Crandon, WI): A Forest County judge has ordered four men to stand trial for the gang-related beating and stabbing of a Wausau man who is a potential witness in a Marathon County case.
Source: WSAU News Date: April 12, 2012
San Bernardino County prosecutors file 337 gang cases from January through March (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County prosecutors filed 337 cases against defendants accused of gang-related crimes during the first three months of this year, according to new data.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 12, 2012
Roswell police still faces officer shortage despite gang violence, federal help (Roswell, NM): The city's police department is still short more than a dozen officers as the city faces high rates of gang violence, officials said.
Source: The Republic Date: April 12, 2012
Blytheville residents working to rid communities of gang violence (Blytheville, AR): Blytheville residents are continuing their efforts to rid their communities of gang violence. Healing in the Hood hosted a teen summit Monday at the Wallace Center at 6 p.m. to encourage teenagers to make good decisions, discuss how communities and youth can work together to make neighborhoods safer and highlight the young talent in Blytheville.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: April 12, 2012
Haslam signs bill targeting gang activity (Nashville, TN): A proposal that could be used as a tool to crack down on gang violence has been signed by the governor.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: April 12, 2012
Jurors begin deliberating gang slaying case (Temecula, CA): Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the trial of an admitted Temecula gang member accused of the June 2010 fatal shooting of a fellow gang member's girlfriend who "disrespected" a gang leader.
Source: North County Times Date: April 12, 2012
Gang members sought in Maine Township beating (Cook County, IL): Cook County Sheriff's Police say a racial slur was directed at a 35-year-old man just before he was beaten by three men outside a residence in unincorporated Maine Township.
Source: ParkRidgeHerald-Advocate Date: April 12, 2012
Gang prosecutions up for 2012 (San Bernardino County, CA): In the first three months of 2012, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office filed 71 criminal cases with gang enhancements, officials said. That's 27 percent more cases than during the same quarter last year.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 12, 2012
West San Jose gang shooting, stabbing injures three (San Jose, CA): Two teenagers and a man were hospitalized with various gunshot and stab wounds not considered life-threatening after a gang fight Friday afternoon in West San Jose, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 12, 2012
Gangs in Lynn: 'That's the reality' (Lynn, MA): Janier Rodriguez joined a gang in Lynn when he was just 14. “That’s the reality. The average age was 14 years old,” Rodriguez said during an interview last week at the Union Street barber shop, where he now works after getting out of the gang life.
Source: The Daily Item Date: April 12, 2012
As murders rise, Emanuel pushes for tougher anti-gang law (Chicago, IL): As murder skyrockets in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on the General Assembly to pass a law to target gang members with federal-style racketeering cases.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 11, 2012
Feds target Yonkers gang leadership (Yonkers, NY): Nine reputed members of the Cliff Street Gangsters have admitted to conspiring to sell drugs and to violently keeping rivals at bay in the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers, as prosecutors continue to build their case against a chief enforcer of the group.
Source: The Journal News Date: April 11, 2012
Definition of gangs clear on paper, not in the community (Columbia, MO): The Columbia Police Department has connected several shootings in Columbia since late January and called them gang-related. But what constitutes a gang? The Columbia Police Department and Boone County Sheriff’s Department operate from the legal definition in Missouri's criminal code.
Source: Columbia Missourian Date: April 11, 2012
Three held in fatal gang-related stabbing in San Jose (San Jose, CA): Three suspects have been arrested in a fatal gang-related stabbing in San Jose, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 11, 2012
Shooting in Livermore may be gang-related (Livermore, CA): Members of the Sureno street gang may be involved in a Livermore shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon, police said
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 11, 2012
MS-13 gang member arrested in Maryland, wanted for Honduras slaying (Baltimore County, MD): An MS-13 gang member was arrested in Baltimore County on Monday in connection with a murder in Honduras, federal authorities announced.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 11, 2012
Man fatally shot in Brighton Park alley (Chicago, IL): A man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Friday night on the Southwest Side. The man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 19-year-old Luis Cordova -- was shot in the head and shoulder about 10:05 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of West 47th Street, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 11, 2012
Dispute within Linda gang erupts in park fight (Linda, CA): An internal dispute within a Linda street gang erupted violently Tuesday in a public park.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: April 11, 2012
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